All tagged Ain't Too Proud
"Hadestown" and "The Ferryman" take home the top prizes at the Tony Awards; "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Adronicus" closes several weeks ahead of schedule; Dave Chapelle books the Lunt Fontanne; Ed Harris to replace Jeff Daniels in "To Kill a Mockingbird"; "Ain't Too Proud" will launch a national tour in 2020; "Xanadu" tour with Ginger Minj and Jinkx Monsoonwill planned; Lin-Manuel Miranda to have cameo in forthcoming "In the Heights" film adaptation; plans for the Times Square Theatre; John Mellencamp musical is in development
The 2019 Tony Award Nominations were announced this morning by Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon. Take a look at the list and read my analysis of the surprises and snubs.
“Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations” is a seamless, slick, and exuberantly entertaining new musical that reclaims the “jukebox” genre with an energetic, fast-moving, and engrossing portrait-like study of The Temptations. This show looks good, sounds good, and feels good, and is easily one of the best catalogue musicals ever to grace The Great White Way.
Scott Rudin to produce "Hillary and Clinton" by Lucas Hnath starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow; "Girl from the North Country" eyes the Walter Kerr Theatre; "TINA: The Tina Turner Musical" poised for Broadway in fall 2019; Dominique Morisseau named a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" recipient; "Dear Evan Hansen" to open in London in fall 2019; "The Phantom of the Opera" to launch a new world tour in February; TKTS booths now display prices (vs. percentage discounts) at all locations; French singer Charles Aznavour dead at 94
"Gettin' the Band Back Together" to close September 16th; "Mrs. Doubtfire" musical in development; "Cats" film to premiere on December 20, 2019; "Queen of New York" music video from “King Kong”; the debate over "jukebox musicals" continues; RIP Paul Taylor and Carole Shelley
"Ain't Too Proud" books the Imperial; "The Illusionists" returns to the Marquis for the holidays; Laura Benanti to replace Lauren Ambrose in "My Fair Lady"; Cuba Gooding Jr. returns to "Chicago"; "Beetlejuice" announces full cast; "Waitress" headed to London, "Anastasia" to our U.S./world; "The Play that Goes Wrong" recoups; look at "Hello, Dolly!" finances; RIP Neil Simon, Craig Zadan, Barbara Harris, Brian Murray, and Vivian Matalon
Roundabout revival of "Kiss Me, Kate" will play Studio 54 beginning February 14th; Sasson Gabay joins “The Band’s Visit” June 26th; jukebox musicals are courting top talent, including playwrights Lynn Nottage and Dominique Morisseau; The New Group announces its 2018-2019 season, including "Clueless: The Musical"; book recommendations and a must read letter from the Dramatists Guild
New lottery for tickets to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"; Shakespeare in the Park season and first two 2018-2019 Manhattan Theatre Club plays announced; "Dave" to play D.C., "Tootsie" to play Chicago, "Ain't Too Proud" to play Los Angeles and Toronto; Grammys recap
"The Boys in the Band" is headed to Broadway with a starry cast; "The Band's Visit" and "Prince of Broadway" will release cast albums; the Shuberts petition to refurbish and expand the Cort Theatre; "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" to play Boston this summer